FAMILY EVENTS ON THE NORTH SHORE
THIS WEEKEND (JULY 25-27, 2014)
FRIDAY, JULY 25thFriday Night Market at the Shipyards (5 – 10 pm) (FREE) Location: Shipbuilder’s Square at the foot of Lonsdale, North Van Details: The popular Friday night market is back! Each week you can enjoy fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and live entertainment. There are always LOTS of kids dancing up a storm in front of the stage. If you’re hungry make sure you visit the food trucks and then stop by the beer and wine garden. Summer Concert Series: Live in Lynn Valley Village (7-9pm) (FREE) Location: 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Van Details: Family-friendly concerts on Friday nights all summer long! Bring your chairs and kiddies out this Friday to hear The Day Trippers (Beatles Tribute), and dance the night away! There are always tons of toddlers & young kids out enjoying these concerts! Summer Concert Series: Evenings in Edgemont (7-9pm) (FREE) Location: 3000 block of Highland Boulevard, North Van Details: Family-friendly concerts on Friday nights all summer long! Bring your chairs and kiddies out this Friday to hear the The Dynamics (Classic Motown), and dance the night away! There are always tons of toddlers & young kids out enjoying these concerts! Summer Concert Series: Concerts in the Cove (7-9pm) (FREE) Location: Panorama Park, 2200 Block of Panorama Drive, North Van Details: Family-friendly concerts on Friday nights all summer long! Bring your chairs and kiddies out this Friday to hear Just a Season (Roots Folk), and dance the night away! There are always tons of toddlers & young kids out enjoying these concerts! Family Movie Night in the Plaza: Despicable Me 2 (9:01 pm, sunset) (FREE) Location: Civic Plaza, 141 W. 14th Street, North Van Details: Grab your family, your lawn chairs and your blankets and head on down to the Plaza for a free outdoor movie on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Washrooms at City Hall will be open. This week’s movie is: Despicable Me 2.
SATURDAY, JULY 26thImagine & Explore: Dino Plants (10:30am – 12pm) Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Road, North Van Details: Look deep into the past and you’ll find ferns, the dinosaurs of the plant world. Become frond of these fascinating plants!. For children aged 3 to 6 years old, with an adult. Pre-register at 604-990-3755. $8.25 per child, adults FREE. Family Movie at the Library – Toy Story 3 (4:30 pm) (FREE) Location: Capilano Library, 3045 Highland Blvd in Edgemont, North Van Details: Take the whole family to the library this weekend and enjoy a free movie on the big screen. The event is free, but registration is required. Cates Park Summer Concerts (4 – 7pm) (FREE) Location: Cates Park / Whey-ah-Wichen – 4100 Dollarton Hwy, North Van Details: The Cates Park Concerts are free outdoor concerts, held each summer in picturesque Cates Park, North Vancouver. This concert series showcases local bands, featuring talented young artists performing on the outdoor stage from 4-7pm on Saturdays in July and August. Each concert will feature 3 local bands, and the final concert will showcase 9 singer/songwriters. So catch one performance, or bring your blanket and lawn chair and catch them all. Pack a picnic or get food from Wally’s Burgers at the Cates Park Concession (concession is open daily during the summer from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, weather dependent). For info call 250-725-3696. Summer Sessions at Shipbuilders’ Square (7 – 10pm) (FREE) Location: Shipbuilders’ Square, Foot of Lonsdale, North Van Details: A free summer concert series at Shipbuilders’ Square at the foot of Lonsdale. Taking place on Saturdays from July 5 – August 30, the series features free evening concerts with a diverse mix of performers and musicians. Early afternoons will feature a variety of fun family activities including free interactive art for kids, face painters, and “Painters at the Pier”. Each Saturday will host a variety of food trucks, local artisan vendors and a beer garden for those 19 and over. Bring the family, bring a chair and come to have fun.
SUNDAY, JULY 27thCaribbean Days Festival (11am – 7pm) (FREE) Location: Waterfront Park, 200 Block of West Esplanade, North Van Details: Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. Each year the North Shore comes alive with the sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean at this one of a kind festival. The Festival begins with a multicultural street parade which begins at 10:00am at Lonsdale & 12th Street, then heads down Lonsdale Avenue to Waterfront Park. At the park you’ll enjoy live music and dancing, as well as an international concession area and beer garden. On Sunday there will be a children’s carnival parade, where kids will have the chance to dress up in carnival costumes and ‘play mas!’ SummerFest 2014: Concert Series Sundays (1-3pm) (FREE) Location: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Van Details: Free live concerts featuring a different music genre each week, with returning favourites and world-renowned performers. There is something to please every musical taste! This Saturday features Robyn and Ryleigh (Folk-Pop duo). If you know of any family events happening on the North Shore this weekend that we haven’t listed, please post a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details! And note that times/dates for events can change after posting, so we recommend double-checking with an event’s website/coordinator before heading out! Cheers mamas!